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WBA OneIT Portfolio Mgmt Lead

Deerfield, IL
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WBA OneIT Portfolio Mgmt Lead at WALGREENS Boots Alliance

WBA OneIT Portfolio Mgmt Lead

Job ID 62016BR Location 104 WILMOT RD , DEERFIELD, IL
Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Sr. Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management , this role partners with global and divisional leadership to support the entire lifecycle of portfolio management including long range planning, budgeting, demand management and reporting processes.Helps support the WBA OneIT governance framework and policies, procedures and methodologies.Assisting WBA IT leadership, the role works closely with Divisional IT, Finance, and Strategyto link IT priorities to enterprise strategies, including tying IT investment to company ROI, Revenue and Profit and communication the Value of IT back to the business.

Job Responsibilities
  • Participates in and contributes to the planning and execution of strategic portfolio initiatives as requested in support of the Sr. Director Enterprise Portfolio Managent and VP, Strategy, Planning & Corporate Solutions
  • Assists in the establishment and facilitation of the global IT governance structure bringing executive alignment and collaboration on cross-divisional initiatives. Assists with PMO activities across WBA including surveying and recommending tools, techniques and methods.
  • Leads the planning, design and implementation of the Portfolio management process and tools. May contribute to performance management of a matrixed team.
  • Engages with Enterprise PMO colleagues and divisional leadership to manage dependencies across divisions and global programs.
  • Directs a program plan that may involve a large number of project staff. Directs the activities of project teams through other project and/or program managers. Organizes project teams by identifying areas of needed expertise and required skills. Directs the activities of project teams to ensure quality and timeliness of project completion.
  • Works closely with divisional counterparts to develop a global demand management capability for shared services consumed by the divisions.
  • Oversees cross-functional, cross-divisional teams to implement and mature Portfolio Management within the EPMO to improve project management methodology and best practices, improve customer satisfaction, and drive cost savings across the organization.
  • Resolves high level conflicts by making broad decisions, or negotiating with affected executive management.Contributes to performance management of matrixed team.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with various audiences, including executive management.
  • Defines problems/needs and solutions involving substantial latitude (judgment/decision making skills) in course of action.
  • Establishes and monitors project requirements.Provides ongoing management of project from inception to completion.Prepares standard and ad hoc management reports and presentations for assigned projects.
  • Oversees the management and reporting of a portfolio of programs and projects; provides insights to management regarding program progress, resource needs, and risks to assist with long-range planning efforts.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25 countries and employ more than 400,000 people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200 stores in 11 countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390 distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years IT project/program management experience OR a High School Diploma / GED and at least 11 years of experience coordinating projects.
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally in a matrix structure and influencing stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Experience presenting and reporting on project plans to appropriate stakeholders, executives and senior management.
  • Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at various levels of the organization, such as peers, internal/external stakeholders, business partners, senior level managers, executives.
  • Experience working with strategic planning initiatives.
  • Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with business goals and budget.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willing to travel up to 5% of the time for business purposes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA/Master’s Degree.
  • Certification in PMP Certification as granted by the PMI (attainment of the PMP certification at IT Project Manager level does not preclude attainment of the Sr Role.)
  • Experience with Porfolio Management.


  • Management
  • Healthcare
  • Retail / Wholesale

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